September 16, 2019

This shy bird can escape a birdwatcher’s eye, but not illegal trappers’ nets

Despite its attempts to live a secretive life, the migration route of the endearingly rotund Common quail leaves it subject to illegal trapping. Action is needed […]
September 9, 2019

Don’t peep – Italy’s fight against electronic calling devices

The distinctive peep of the elusive Common quail is a common feature of the otherwise quiet nights around the Gargano National Park in Italy. In fact, […]
September 7, 2019

The fight against electronic calling devices – Saving the Common quail in Serbia

Although never a common sight for most due to its shy nature, once upon a time the Common quail lived up to its names and was […]
September 5, 2019

Shipment of illegally killed birds discovered in Slovenia

The Common quail population in Slovenia has decreased by roughly 70% since 2008. Intensive agricultural practices and changes in land-use are wiping out the grasslands that […]
September 2, 2019

The Common quail – Bird of the Year in Croatia

At least 40 000 quail are killed illegally in Croatia every year, making it one of the worst blackspots for quail around the Mediterranean. Habitat loss […]
August 14, 2019

Flight for Survival – Winter is coming

This autumn, BirdLife continues to tell the spectacular migratory stories of seven iconic birds. Last spring, our magnificent seven made nature’s most incredible journey north along […]
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